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    I have already mentioned on GR probably a few too many times how I feel about short stories I am reluctant to read them am often happily surprised at how much I like some of them when I finally get round to reading them kick myself for being reluctant to read them and then want to read a novel by the author of

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    second story The worst you ever feel A young violinist watching a master play after years in a Romanian prison is

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    There are only two types of stories in this splendid collection Great ones And outstanding ones Truly there is not a clunker in the batchTypically in reviewing a short story collection I start out with my favorites But I’d be hard put to choose from among 17 stories including some short shorts inspired by Rebecca Makkai’s own colorful family history Among the most memorable for me “Couple of Lovers On A Red Background” whi

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    Review originally published at Learn This PhraseI read Rebecca Makkai's second novel The Hundred Year House last year and was really impressed This collection of short stories has only confirmed my faith in her talent although it's slightly patchy some of them are spectacularI'll start with 'The November Story' because I thought it was absol

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    More than 4 stars not uite 45how about 425 stars?Full disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased reviewA reality show producer A cellist dealing with the presence of a growing shrine

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    Late to the party on this brilliant collection and new to this acclaimed author's writing Now I see what all the buzz is about I read her stories in awe knowing I will never be able to match her ability to conceive such layered rich stories Of the 17 stories in this book I only skimmed one of them I was entranced by the rest Makkai's prose is elouent and assured but never too dense Her dialog is spot on as are her obs

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    475 stars A beautiful collection of short stories loosely tied together by themes of loss and sadness I'll be thinking about some of these stories for a long time

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    I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI read one of Makkai's novels The Borro

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    The best short story collections contain a paradox while short in print length they can contain material of such complexity and meatiness thus reuiring effort on the part of a reader than novels of same size Suc

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    Makkai is a fabulous writer and though I loved both of her novels this short story collection is my favorite book by her Obviously with any collection there will be stories that resonate than others but a couple of the stories rate

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Es returns with a highly anticipated collection bearing her signature mix of intelligence wit and heart A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love even as her own relationship falls apart Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall a young boy has a revelation about his father’s past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home When the prized elephant of a traveling circus keels over dead the small town minister tasked with burying its remains comes. More than 4 stars not uite 45how about 425 starsFull disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased reviewA reality show producer A cellist dealing with the presence of a growing shrine on her property A minister in a town plagued by weather related issues A college professor for whom nothing seems to be going right These are just a few of the characters in Rebecca Makkai s wonderful and intriguing new story collection Music for WartimeMakkai is a tremendously talented author her first book The Borrower was among my favorite books of 2011 I found her storytelling ability dazzling particularly how she created such memorable characters That talent was in full bloom in Music for Wartime which juxtaposes a few stories with Holocaust related themes or characters with other stories chronicling not uite everyday human struggles and foiblesWhile not every story of the 17 in the collection worked for me I was moved and captivated by a large number of them My favorites included Cross in which a cellist must deal with a growing shrine to an accident victim that is on her property as well as her feelings about growing older The Museum of the Dearly Departed which chronicles a woman s struggles to come to terms with the death of her fianc among other revelations Painted Ocean Painted Ship a story about how what we perceive isn t always accurate Good Saint Anthony Come Around which chronicled the relationship between two artists as told by another member of their circle The Miracle Years of Little Fork about a small town minister dealing with his town s struggles and his own emotional challenges and The Worst You Ever Feel which told the story of a young boy captivated by a concert given by a famed Romanian violinist and the revelations the boy has about the lives of the violinist and his own fatherFor someone who didn t like to read short stories about 20 years ago I have been fortunate to come across some tremendously beautiful and memorable stories I d definitely include some of the stories in Makkai s new collection among some of my favorites While the book as a whole isn t perfect it is still a fantastic example of her storytelling ability and you ll find yourself thinking about some of these characters long after you ve finishedSee all of my reviews at Her Husbands Christmas Bargain young boy has a revelation about his father’s past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home When the prized elephant of a traveling circus keels over dead the small town minister tasked with burying its remains comes. More than 4 stars not uite 45how about 425 starsFull disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased reviewA reality show producer A cellist dealing with the presence of a growing shrine on her property A minister in a town plagued by weather related issues A college professor for whom nothing seems to be going right These are just a few of the characters in Rebecca Makkai s wonderful and intriguing new story collection Music for WartimeMakkai is a tremendously talented author her first book The Borrower was among my favorite books of 2011 I found her storytelling ability dazzling particularly how she created such memorable characters That talent was in full bloom in Music for Wartime which juxtaposes a few stories with Holocaust related themes or characters with other stories chronicling not uite everyday human struggles and foiblesWhile not every story of the 17 in the collection worked for me I was moved and captivated by a large number of them My favorites included Cross in which a cellist must deal with a growing shrine to an accident victim that is on her property as well as her feelings about growing older The Museum of the Dearly Departed which chronicles a woman s struggles to come to terms with the death of her fianc among other revelations Painted Ocean Painted Ship a story about how what we perceive isn t always accurate Good Saint Anthony Come Around which chronicled the relationship between two artists as told by another member of their circle The Miracle Years of Little Fork about a small town minister dealing with his town s struggles and his own emotional challenges and The Worst You Ever Feel which told the story of a The Geography of Witchcraft young boy captivated by a concert given by a famed Romanian violinist and the revelations the boy has about the lives of the violinist and his own fatherFor someone who didn t like to read short stories about 20 Hold On To Me years ago I have been fortunate to come across some tremendously beautiful and memorable stories I d definitely include some of the stories in Makkai s new collection among some of my favorites While the book as a whole isn t perfect it is still a fantastic example of her storytelling ability and Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law you ll find Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, yourself thinking about some of these characters long after Her Babys Bodyguard (Eagle Squadron you ve finishedSee all of my reviews at

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Music for Wartime

To uestion his own faith In an unnamed country a composer records the folk songs of two women from a village on the brink of destruction These transporting deeply moving stories some inspired by her own family history amply demonstrate Makkai’s extraordinary range as a storyteller and confirm her as a master of the short story form “Richly imagined” Chicago Tribune   “Impressive” O The Oprah Magazine   “Engrossing” Minneapolis Star Tribune   “Inventive” W Magazine . I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI read one of Makkai s novels The Borrower previously and I think I can say I enjoyed these short stories I liked the themes of music and war moving throughout them without the pressure to connect them otherwise Some of the stories are very short 2 3 pages while others are longerSome favorites The Worst You Ever Feel a little perspective shall we say from a nine fingered violinist Other Brands of Poison First Legend One of the very short stories with a family legend not to be forgotten The Briefcase about survival identity and love Couple of Lovers on a Red Background I m not sure if Bach is actually living in her apartment or if she s crazy but it makes a good story especially if you think of grief as its own kind of wartime Painted Ocean Painted Ship the not so majestic fall from grace of a professor awkward and painful true to life Cross a new string uartet a lawn memoriam and all the stuff in between

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Named a must read by the  Chicago Tribune O Magazine  BuzzFeed   The Huffington Post   Minneapolis Star Tribune  and  The L MagazineNamed one of the best short story collections of 2015 by Bookpage and Kansas City StarRebecca Makkai’s first two novels The Borrower and The Hundred Year House have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction Now the award winning writer whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stori. There are only two types of stories in this splendid collection Great ones And outstanding ones Truly there is not a clunker in the batchTypically in reviewing a short story collection I start out with my favorites But I d be hard put to choose from among 17 stories including some short shorts inspired by Rebecca Makkai s own colorful family history Among the most memorable for me Couple of Lovers On A Red Background which starts I ve been calling him Bach so far at least in my head but now that he s started wearing my husband s clothes and learned to work a coffeemaker I feel it s time to call him Johann Yes indeed THAT Johann Bach the 18th century German musician who is living in the piano of a young woman who gradually seduces him I ll leave it right there so that others can discover the fun twistsThen there s Painted Ship Painted Ocean an assistant professor kills the proverbial albatross literally discovering to her dismay that she s known all along that one little thing gone wrong in her world could unravel absolutely everything else There s also The Miracle Years of Little Fork a na ve Reverend tries to be useful in a small town where an elephant keels over during the final circus performance and dies of heatstroke Like in Painted Ship Painted Ocean this one event starts a chain reaction eventually creating a crisis in faith The Reverend muses This was the thing about a crack in faith he knew the way one small fissure could spread and crumble the whole thing into a pile of rocks There is irreverence here flights of imagination an ample dose of intelligent wit and a marvel at how little things can uickly become big things or cause major insights In The Worst You ll Ever Feel a young boy suddenly gains crystal clear insight about his dad s flight to the US when a famous Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home after years of incarceration In Good Saint Anthony Come Around set at the height of the AIDS crisis one gay man reflects on another man who always had good fortune when my only magic was in survival To say I m blown away with this collection is an understatement It s the best short story collection I ve read in uite some time and I ve read some good ones